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Sep 22, 2010 12:00am CDT
how big can a pumpkin grow? three friends in mercer county, west virginia grew a 160- pounder last year. they decided how large to make one this year. the smallest of the three they have this year 500 pounds. the biggest 954 pounds. and it's still growing. it's growing at a rate of 2 pounds a day. when it was harvested october 6, it's expected to weigh in at more than a thousand pounds. what do you do with a thousand pound pumpkin? >>> coming up: making trouble 140 characters at a time. twitter gets hacked. and as a progressive customer, you get to use any of our concierge claim centers. so i can just drop off my car and you'll take care of everything? yep, even the rental. what if i'm stuck at the office? if you can't come to us, we'll come to you in one of our immediate response vehicles! what if mother won't let me drive? then you probably wouldn't have had an accident in the first place. and we're walkin'! and we're walkin'... making it all a bit easier -- now that's progressive! call or click today. but this is warm, fresh-baked strawberry toaster strudel. [ music ] see the d
Sep 28, 2010 12:00am CDT
weather reports including one tornado touchdown. that taking place in extreme eastern virginia. apparently damage was relatively minor according to late reports. this is our computer model for the chicago area in the midwest. notice the cloudiness. this model is flirting with periods of clear sky. we're not confident we're going to see an overcast tomorrow or the next day, but it looks like from time to time we will be seeing periods of cloud cover, but probably no rain. it still looks like it's going to be a dry period for the next couple of three days. and probably for the next 7 days. the hot air out west buckling the jet stream out of western canada. that's supplying that cool flow of air and that's a pattern we're not expected to see change appreciably until about wednesday. then we'll be back in the cold again. let's check our forecast. first of all for tonight skies, clouds early, well, mostly cloudy let's say thereafter. calm winds. cool temperatures by the morning hours. low temperature 43 to 49 degrees. then for tuesday mostly cloudy with an isolated shower possible. high temper
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm CDT
fell out rafting in river in west virginia. she was pinned under rocks. her body was not recovered until eight hours later. we do not know which campus she acontinueded. no one else was hurt. >>> carol moseley-braun is getting closer to throwing her hat into the ring in the race for mayor. julian crews has more on the story. >> reporter: another candidate in the race. she is giving the okay to a committee to start gathering signatures to put her on the ballot. she will travel around chicago talking to people about what they are looking for in a mayor. >> this will take place in wards and neighborhoods and boardrooms. we'll make sure those who work and pay taxes are not left out of the conversation. >> reporter: the former senator and former presidential candidate has not decided but she and supporters are testing the crowded waters now that richard daley is stepping aside. she has been running a beverage company. if she succeeds in getting the nomination, it will be a big political come back. missteps and scandal blamed her single term in the senate. she was defeated in her re-
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm CDT
. this is pushing along the coast lines of income and have. -- lines of virginia. there's that north portion of that surge of rainfall. and they'll get hit heavily as well. no problems here. a lot of clear skies. this could be the last day of this stretch with the temperatures botch 70 degrees. temperatures from 07 to 74. tonight clear skies and we'll see our low temperature drop to the mid-40s, northwest winds five to ten miles an hour. friday, partly cloudy and mild temperatures, becoming a little breezy late in the afternoon. 72 to 76 degrees. and saturday, this is clearly wrong. 61 to 66. that is optimistic. we're looking at temperatures at 51 to 56. we will have partly cloudy skies. but be prepared for quite a change in temperatures. >> we're ready. >> keep us on our toes. >>> we got a good trivia question today where can the most bones be found in the human body. the face, feet or c your hands? still ahead the hey, pete. yeah, it's me, big brother. put the remote down and listen. this intervention brought to you by niaspan. so you cut back on the cheeseburgers and stopped using your ex
Sep 11, 2010 9:00pm CDT
. the president and first lady took part in projects in dc and virginia. in the meantime in the footprints of the twin towers, work on the ground zero memorial continues. there will be two reflecting pools, each with a waterfall flowing into a deeper pool. >> that memorial at ground zero should be complete by next september 11, a permanent memorial should also be in pennsylvania by then. >> many chicago-land communities are holding services paying tribute to 9/11 victims. we report on one in naperville honoring a navy commander from there who died in the pentagon attack. >> reporter: this memorial service was timed to wonder with the horrific effects nine years ago today. it was a time to pause and remember what no one here will ever forget. >> we saw 200,000-some tons of steel, dust, mixed with everything else. we went underground to search the parking garages that caught on fire five floors down. we searched numerous voids for live victims but found none. >> reporter: the captain encountered his 18-hour days searching ground zero for bodies and remains. his son didn't make it out of the
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm CDT
a deal with virginia based space adventures, open passenger seats on boeing spaceship will be sold to space tourists like steve sanders. it won't be cheap. space adventures says a trip could cost tens of millions of dollars taking up one whole year's salary. >>> not even if i win a lottery will you see me on that. >>> lunch break is next. >> it's a classic fall fruit. we are cooking with amounts. >> and more live musethic midday from singer song writer troy olsen. (announcer) living with ulcerative colitis? i'm going six times a day. i had three flares last year. so many pills. i missed my interview. my son's graduation. the stomach pain. i can't stand the steroids. isn't there anything else we can do? (announcer) if you're on medications and still flaring, your uc may not be under control. take the uc control quiz at and talk to your gastroenterologist about the results and current treatments. >>> it is time for a lunch break. if you love apple, chicago's lincoln square is the place to be next saturday. chef brad phillips is here to tell us about the applefest and
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm CDT
benefitted from the changes. the president is in virginia focusing on the patient's bill of rights which takes effect tomorrow. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they are designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance company. you are getting what you pay for. >> the patients bill of rights include new coverage for preventive care and a ban on canceling insurance for someone who falls ill. >>> starting tomorrow, some major health insurance companies will stop selling policies that cover children only. in illinois, those companies include anthem, blue cross, atena and cigna. policies are expensive once the health care law takes effect. that law requires insurers to cover young people with preexisting conditions. blue cross and blue shield of illinois also suspended child only policies but it is offering a new product that still needs state approval. >>> still ahead, the pastor of a well-known mega church now at the center of a sex scandal involving then teenage boys. >>> and in medical watch
Sep 22, 2010 9:00pm CDT
it on >>> the the unpopular law still has him playing defense. the president in virginia today defending the legislation. the president says it's an important step forward. >> you have some basic measures of protection in interacting with the health care system which means that you're not going to go bankrupt, you're not going to lose your house if heaven forbid you have an accident. and you're able to get quality care that you need. >> here are some of the changes you'll start seeing tomorrow. parents can keep their adult children on their health plans until age 26. insurers can no longer deny care to preexisting conditions. >>> and the kidney transplant with the postal worker looks like it has a nice ending. >> julie unruh has the story on the two ladies who are now bound by the generous gift of life. >> hello. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> reporter: arlene hoffman doesn't have a shy bone in her body. the 54-year-old postal carrier stopped by northwestern memorial hospital a week after surgery. >> the kidney is the size of the human fist. >> reporter: arlene and her
Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm CDT
rain expected in that area. notice already rain coming down from virginia out through parts of new jersey. even maryland, north carolina, areas hard hit earlier this week with some very heavy rain and over the weekend that's associated with a frontal boundary. notice also florida picking up plenty of rain. more than six inches in brevard county. yesterday. but the rain coming down in cuba is associated with tropical storm nicole. a tropical depression we had been watching has been discovered to contain tropical storm force winds. and so has been given the name nicole. there were some tropical storm watches and warnings in effect for parts of florida but those have been dropped because the track apparently is going to shift to the east and will continue to watch that storm very, very closely. interesting system. now our forecast. for the remainder of the afternoon we are looking at bright sunshine. good warming and soft breezes. southwest at 5 to 12. high temperature 73 to about 77. for tonight, mostly clear skies. looks like a beautiful night. 53 to 56 degrees. winds shifting to th
Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm CDT
tomorrow, one in iowa and the other in virginia. >>> irdz won't be mailing your tax forms any more. last year only 11 million taxpayers filed federal returns returns that they got in the mail. everybody else filed electronically or hired professional tax preparers. for now on the irs says if you need your tax forms or instructions you need to download them from the irs website or visit one of their offices. >>> a man in switzerland says his car navigation system nearly cost him his life. robert said he was lost and hoped his gps would guide him back on to a main road. instead, it took him on various twists and turns and eventually he ended up on a remote foot path with no room to turn around. there were no signs warning him that a peek was -- peak was ahead. rescue workers used a helicopter to lift a van and the man to safety. >>> still ahead, we were going to talk with the coach about the new book and the current bear's team. >> that's right. '85 bears. the investigation also into a popular juice. find out why federal regulators are focusing on palm juice. >>> and later in lunch break,
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